Illusions – Chantilly Chanel Austin book review



You know those stories you hear from women about how horrible their man is? The one’s where you keep asking yourself again and again, why that woman didn’t just leave?  Why they thought it was ever a good idea to take it to the next level? Like who subjects themselves to such drama and torment… over and over and over again. Well Illusions is one of those stories.

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Chantilly Chanel Austin’s debut novel, follows leading lady, Karyn into what can only be defined as a ‘tumultuous journey in pursuit of love.’ The things she does to get herself into her intimate relationship provide some early excitement, but for Karyn its a ‘be careful what you wish for type of situation’. Once she gets her man, a female magnet, Thomas, she’s got a Lifetime movie worth of drama to deal with.  And her friends Sharon and Robbie play their part to try to pry her from the situation, but as an adult, they figure she has to figure it out on her own. So the reader follows along as she goes through this for years.


Sad thing is women actually go through this stuff. But it makes for a vexing read. Karyn plays the fool for every woman who’s been a fool. The Illuision is pretty much up a quarter way through the book. Chantilly is a good writer, weaving together a guide of warnings for women in this literary work. Hopefully they’ll take heed.  Look forward to her next work.


Illusions receives a PAR


PARL…Kinda Great
PARLÉ… Classic


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Kevin Benoit graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies. Empowering the urban community has been a goal for Kevin Benoit for the past 8 years. As a freshman in college, in May of 2004, Benoit created Parlé Magazine, an urban entertainment magazine that focused on literacy through entertainment. The publication has since provided a stepping-stone for many individuals throughout the country, from teens to adults and continues to provide inspiration for inspiring entrepreneurs, writers, photographers and graphic designers. Read more articles by Kevin.